Ante Lepus (Stanley Donwood Emulation)

19 05 2010

This is an emulation of Stanley Donwood’s El Chupacabra series. Donwood’s featured 13 different paintings of goats with manipulated facial features. i choose to work with a Jackalope because it was similar to the goats; they both fit into that group of animals, even though mine is fictional, that looks innocent, but could have a touch of evil in it. This is the first painting I’ve ever done, and I learned a lot. Working at a faster pace was a bit of a struggle for me, but became comfortable with it after a while. I plan on exploring more painting this summer when I find time. This piece was also my first time using a wash/drip technique and I feel pretty successful with it. I enjoyed the process of it, trying to figure out how to control something that doesn’t want to be controlled.

Starting this piece, I was a bit apprehensive, dealing with a medium I’ve never touched before. I am very satisfied with it and plan to similar works in the future. The subject has also become something I enjoy working with as well, mixing humans and animals, with purpose, is an interesting thing.


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